In Mediterranean climates, fall is planting time for garlic. Some gardeners plant garlic in grid-like patterns in raised beds while others plant garlic cloves in nooks and crannies, around existing plants. But have you ever thought of using garlic in a sustainable garden? Or use sustainable gardening practices with respect to garlic? Garlic can be […]
Considering adding peas, whether snap, snow or shelling, to your sustainable garden? Consider the benefits and the limitations. Peas do not naturalize well in many areas of California, and it may be more complicated to actually receive the benefit of soil-nitrogen fixation from legumes than many permaculturists and sustainable-gardening enthusiasts may claim or realize. Properly […]
Peppers may be stored fresh, frozen, pickled or dried. Peppers will continue to ripen after being picked. Store peppers at room temperature to encourage ripening. To slow the ripening process, store peppers under cool conditions. Under ideal storage conditions of 45 to 50° F and 95% relative humidity peppers will store 2 to 3 weeks. […]
Do you love the sophisticated look and delicate flavor of white asparagus yet pause at its price in the grocery store? White asparagus has a more delicate flavor from green asparagus and requires a slightly different growing method. Here are our tips. To grow white asparagus, blanch stalks by mounding soil before the plants […]
Although cauliflower will remain vulnerable even during the cool season to both warm and cold extremes, it can be grown successfully. GardenZeus expert Darren Butler recommends that you give it a try, despite its reputation for difficulty. Here are 6 tips for growing cauliflower over the winter in warm Mediterranean climates. 1) Select appropriate varieties. […]
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